November 08, 2011

Turkish SALT, London’s Tate Modern Collaborate

London’s Tate Modern Museum, which organizes a program supporting exhibition and curatorial sharing with institutions from the Middle East, Asia-Pacific countries, South Africa and Eastern Europe, has initiated a new series of exhibitions as part of its program. The museum is collaborating with SALT, a non-profit cultural institution in Istanbul, for the third exhibition of the series organized this month.


The exhibition “I decided not to save the world,” curated by Duygu Demir from the SALT Research and Programs team and Tate Modern Assistant Curator Kyla McDonald, opened on Nov. 4 at the Tate Modern Level 2.

Curious acts and apparently small gestures unite the works in the exhibition, featuring the work of four artists, exploring how they address social concerns through a light-hearted and playful approach.

Artists Mounira Al Solh, Yto Barrada, Mircea Cantor and the collective Slavs and Tatars devise playful interventions into their everyday environment, combining social commentary and investigation with humor or irony to throw off our habits of thinking. Emerging from the specific contexts in which they are working, the light-hearted approach of these works belies the artists’ acute socio-political insights.

Read more on Hurriyet Daily News: Turkish SALT, London’s Tate Modern Collaborate

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